Cuba & Maine in the News
Portland Press Herald: Maine's Rep. Chellie Pingree in Cuba for trade mission
Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree is in Cuba where she’ll be joined by a group of American organic food producers and advocates. Pingree plans to meet Tuesday with the head of the U.S. embassy in Havana.
Maine Public: Maine Delegation: Thawing relationship with Cuba opens trade opportunities
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Congresswoman Chellie Pingree both say Maine businesses should take advantage of the recent thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations to rebuild trade with the island nation - rebuild, they say, because it was once a robust relationship.
In a move that indicates a further relaxation of U.S. travel restrictions on Cuba, Maine’s Bangor International Airport has been licensed to service foreign aircraft on non-traffic transit stops en route to or from Cuba.
Maine Public: Cuba
Maine Public's CEO Mark Vogelzang and nearly 20 Mainers experienced Cuba together at a particularly pivotal time; the U.S. has reopened its Embassy and cultural travel for Americans, and the Cuban government and institutions are changing in response to the freedom of the Internet and the death of their revolutionary heroes, Fidel Castro.
Portland Press Herald: USM students head to Cuba in first-of-its-kind trip for UMaine System
In a first-of-its-kind excursion, two groups of University of Southern Maine students will depart Tuesday for Cuba in hopes of learning more about the communist island nation’s tourism and healthcare industries.